We can’t prove sex with children does them harm’ says Labour-linked NCCL

The paedophile scandal that has exposed the corruption and culture of close ranks and cover up that runs through the British establishment, encompassing political, media and showbusiness figures as well as law officers, civil servants local government, just keeps unfolding.

We reported on Boggart Blog today the depth of the cover up by the BBC of Jimmy Savile’s sex abuse crimes. In another branch of the scandal, evidence has emerged that the views of the Paedophile Information Exchange influenced policy-making at the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) when it was run by former Labour Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt, The Daily Express reports.

PIE members were lobbying NCCL (now known as Liberty after sheer embarrassment prompted a namechange) officials for the age of consent to be reduced (to the age of FOUR some PIE members requested) and campaigning for “equal rights for paedophiles” .

Their view that children were not harmed by having sex with adults appears to have been adopted by those at the top of the civil liberties group, many of whom are now senior figures in the Labour Party or in human rights groups.

Today The Express published extracts from an NCCL report written for the Criminal Law Revision Committee in 1976 when Patricia Hewitt was the charity’s general secretary.

It states: “Childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in, with an adult result in no identifiable damage.

“The Criminal Law Commission should be prepared to accept the evidence from follow-up research on child ‘victims’ which show there is little subsequent effect after a child has been ‘molested’.

“The real need is a change in the attitude which assumes that all cases of paedophilia result in lasting damage.

“The present legal penalties are too high and reinforce the misinformation and prejudice. The duty of the court should be to inquire into all the relevant circumstances with the intention, not of meting out severe punishment, but of determining the best solution in the interests of both child and paedophile.”

Mrs Hewitt, 65, was general secretary between 1974 and 1983. After days of intense pressure, the former Labour MP for Leicester West finally admitted last week the NCCL was “naive and wrong” over its ties to PIE.

Read full report at The Daily Express reports.

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